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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Don C. Smallwood, M.D.

Don C. Smallwood, M.D., 84, passed away on July 23rd, 2022, in Ocala, Florida. He was born in Bedford, Indiana on December 22nd, 1937 to Russell and Ruth Crusius Smallwood.

Don graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his Pediatric Internship and Residency at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He practiced medicine for 50 years in Florida. He served his country in the Navy at the Key West Naval Station.

Don dedicated his life to providing his patients with his best possible care and to being the best father and supporter of his family. He enjoyed the outdoor lifestyle that only Florida can provide and loved being on the water. He fished the waters around Key West, east of the Boynton Inlet and Lake Okeechobee. He was a dedicated runner who completed a marathon and qualified to run the Boston Marathon. Don was a lifelong IU basketball fan and after his time in Gainesville, an everything Gator.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years Janet Smallwood, his daughter Christy Surgeoner, son Dan Smallwood and his daughter Beth Smallwood, and his grandchildren Jack and Emily Surgeoner and Sarah and Paul Schindler.

The family would appreciate memorial donations be made to the Hospice of Marion County, 3231SW 34th Avenue, Ocala FL 34474.